23 October 2020 16:31
After more than a decade in development, the highly-anticipated Uncharted movie is finally happening, with the first look at Tom Holland as Nathan Drake. Holland, 24, shared the first look at himself in character as Nathan Drake on social media Thursday, as production resumes. Filming had previously gotten under way in March, but had stopped shortly thereafter due to the COVID-19 virus spreading. Tom as Nate: After more than a decade in development, the highly-anticipated Uncharted movie is finally happening, with the first look at Tom Holland as Nathan Drake 'It's nice to meet you, I'm Nate,' Holland said in his tweet, along with the photo of himself in character as the young Nathan Drake. Naughty Dog, the video game company that developed the Uncharted franchise, also tweeted a photo of Holland alongside Nolan North, who voiced Drake in the video games.
'Find someone who looks at you like Nate looks at Nate. @unchartedmovie,' the video game company tweeted Nolan and Tom: Naughty Dog, the video game company that developed the Uncharted franchise, also tweeted a photo of Holland alongside Nolan North, who voiced Drake in the video games North also tweeted the same photo, along with photos of two items from the set, a gold scepter of some sorts and a book. 'Like looking into a mirror! Proud to have @TomHolland1996 continuing the Drake legacy! Absolutely smashing it!
The cast also includes Antonio Banderas, Tati Gabrielle and Sophia Ali, with Holland revealing on his Instagram story on Wednesday that production wraps on Thursday. Sony Pictures has set a July 16, 2021 release date for this highly-anticipated Uncharted movie. I know it can be hard to believe but the long wait for an Uncharted movie seems to be coming to an end. It was three years ago when it was confirmed that Tom Holland had signed on to take on the role of Nathan Drake. When the decision was made there was some confusion before there was proper confirmation the Uncharted movie would be a prequel to the games. Now you can get your first look of Tom Holland as Nathan Drake in a shot the actor shared today. – ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW – According to Tom, Uncharted 4 will give a lot of inspiration for the story but the film will very much be its own thing. As Tom is portraying a younger Nathan Drake in the movie this will be a prequel of sorts, which avoids the issue of having to adopt a game directly. Ruben Fleischer is attached to direct the movie having recently worked on Venom and Zombieland: Double Tap. Previous people attached to direct the project include Travis Knight, David O. Russell, Dan Trachtenberg, Shawn Levy, Seth Gordon, and Neil Burger. Each left for their own reason with Travis Knight apparently leaving due to Tom Holland's own filming schedule clash. The Uncharted movie has been in development for so long that Mark Wahlberg has gone from originally being considered to play Nathan Drake, and now he is Victor Sullivan. Sony recently announced it had pushed back the release date of the movie to October 2021 after previously announcing a March 2021 and December 2020 release date. Though with COVID-19 currently having a major impact that date will not be set in stone. Source: Twitter For years, Sony has struggled to get a film adaptation of its critically acclaimed Uncharted series off the ground. Though the project has seen over half a dozen directors sign onto the project, before ultimately dropping out, it appears as though the film might finally become a reality. Ahead of its scheduled July 2021 release date, the film's lead, Tom Holland, has now shared a first look of him as Nathan Drake. The photo, which was accompanied by the caption "It's nice to meet you, I'm Nate. #uncharted" shows Tom Holland donning the classic dirty beige long sleeve top and trousers that Drake has worn (in one form or another) throughout the quintology of games. Furthermore, around his neck is a necklace with the now iconic ring, which undoubtedly has the words "sic parvis magna" engraved into it. Despite portraying a younger version of Nathan Drake than players experienced in the video games, the character on show is undoubtedly Nathan Drake. The image, which was only shared yesterday, has already amassed over 6.6 million likes on Instagram, with initial reactions appearing to be cautiously optimistic. It will be interesting to see what reactions are like once the first trailer drops. Though the idea of Holland portraying a younger Drake has been mostly accepted, many fans are still confused by the decision to cast Mark Wahlberg as Drake's mentor/father figure, Sully. Though film adaptations of video games have historically been less than stellar, hopefully this adaptation will benefit from some of Drake's Fortune, with the film's positive first look not ultimately being a Deception. KitGuru says: What do you think of this promo image? Does Tom Holland look like Nathan Drake? Do you have high hopes for the film? Let us know down below. Become a Patron!